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Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
california law, you do owe tax on it even if you weren't charged at the time of purchase. >> reporter: joseph hen. man of tax foundation explains not every online retailer is required to collect tax. back in the '70s the supreme court ruled that only businesses with a nexus, or a physical presence in the state, had to collect sales tax. but last year, california lawmakers went one step further. >> california is one of 12 states that passed a law that redefines physical presentations. >> reporter: it was coined the amazon tax and focused on large retailers lik amazon. some courts found the law unconstitutional. but the u.s. supreme court has decided to let a similar stand in new york. here in california the law went into effect last year requiring companies like amazon to collect tax at the time of purchase. >> regardless of whether they charge, you have to pay the tax. if it's not a sales tax at the time of purchase, you're supposed to keep your receipts and pay a use tax at the end of the year. nobody does it. >> reporter: but buyer beware. while henchman says for now the state is on
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
sign the contract and put it into effect. >> reporter: they said they broke the law three times by refusing to ratify the complete contract, refusing to execute the contract, and siting them during months of negotiation the. >> b.a.r.t. and its board of directors found by the total package agreement, and everyone understood the total package agreement included tentative agreements such as 4.8 regarding family medical leave. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. says it could cost $5 million to $10 million and they never agreed to it. a spokesperson says it was accidently typed into the contract and there's notes that the union withdrawal the proposal. >> it's actually word-for-word with the union proposal. not one change was made. that's another bit of evidence to show it was never negotiated. >> reporter: the union says bologna. letter by letter, sentence by sentence, period by period. >> reporter: an experienced labor attorney expects the superior court to do what they usually do. >> they have no problem finding that's a bargaining, and as a result, it requires the employers to sign the agreemen
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
never a pleasant thing to arrest a fellow law enforcement officer who is alleged to have committed serious criminal violations. >> fbi assistant director in charge of the la field office, bill lewis and u.s. attorney detailed a sweeping and on going investigation into corruption at the la cointy sheriff's office. 18 current or former law enforcement officers were charged. 16 already under arrest, for alleged crimes that represent in the u.s. attorney's words a wide scope of illegal conduct. he arrests them for five separate indictments, each a separate case. for one, two deputy sheriffs are charged with civil rights violations for allegedly assaulting two inmates at the deadly weapon towers jail. a second indictment charges one sergeant four deputies for alleged civil rights violations against visitors at the central jail, including onee breaking one man's arm and illegally detaining an p official. a third indictment charges seven sworn officers including two lieutenants with a broad conspiracy to obstruct justice involving an inmate who was cooperating with the fbi. a fourth indic
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
message was being delivered. >> happen right now to make a difference to change the laws for the bay area. >> reporter: by those opposed to the four energy projects being considered. the district board heard about plans by phillips 66, west pack, chevron and va rare row. it's valero proposing a facility that could take delivery of crude oil brought in by railcar. >> that project is to bring in crude, to bring in 70,000 barrels of crude by rail as opposed to bringing it in by ship. >> reporter: the oil that would be unloaded from railcars and refined in benicia is what many consider a lower quality dirtier crude oil high in sulphur called tar sand. valero told the board it wouldn't increase emissions. even though the four proposals come from four oil companies with four different goals, many people who have environmental concerns believe that added together, those projects could be an environmental disaster. andres soto lives in richmond and remembers well chevron's explosion and refinery fire in august 2012. >> people here in the bay area are now waking up to the fact that the big oi
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